Formosa Biomedical Inc. was founded in 1950. It is the earliest animal vaccine company in Taiwan as well as the biggest one in Southeast Asia. For many years, FBI has played an extremely important role on animal quarantine system of Taiwan animal husbandry. We produce many kinds of swine and poultry vaccines with factory having GMP qualification. Our vaccines are being supported and used widely in animal husbandry because of the stable quality and reasonable price.
The outbreak of FMD in Taiwan on March, 1997 and the policy of joining WTO struck Taiwanese swine industry more seriously than ever. Moreover, an outbreak of avian influenza occurred in Taiwan in 2004, this outbreak gave a heavier stroke once again to the weaker animal husbandry. Contrary to other companies that declined or withdrew from the livestock industry, FBI made more effort on personnel training and investment on R&D department. We also actively improved the quality of our products at this time. So far we have technology cooperation with Japan KYOTO BIKEN Laboratories, Inc., some college research departments and other companies.
Since Taiwan is going to step into the international environment in which economic system will have fewer barriers in the future, FBI pays more attention to expand overseas market based on domestic leading position. We have been successfully selling our products to Japan, EU and ASEAN in recent years.
Our current production line is unable to satisfy the demand from local market and growing international export market. Now we plan to set up more automatic production equipment for lowering the cost of production and enhancing our competition capability. FBI’s main target on this stage is to expand productivity, enhance R&D capability and stably offer products of the highest quality.
FBI is the biggest animal vaccine manufacturer in Taiwan which consists of 60 staff members. There are six departments in FBI, namely, business, finance, general affairs, production, QC and R&D departments. All the departments are conducted by CEO. Following is brief description of each department.